04/08/2014 3:17PM

Half-brother to Rachel Alexandra foaled in Kentucky

Courtesy of Heaven Trees Farm
A Malibu Moon colt who is a half-brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was foaled last week in Kentucky.

A half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was foaled last week at Dede McGehee’s Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, Ky.

The Malibu Moon colt is out of the Roar mare Lotta Kim, who is boarded at Heaven Trees for owner Dolphus Morrison and his wife, Ellen.

Lotta Kim won the 2004 Tiffany Lass Stakes and was never worse than second in four career starts, including a runner-up effort in the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes, before an injury ended her career. The mare’s record as a broodmare has been star-crossed. After producing Rachel Alexandra, her first foal, in 2006, Lotta Kim didn’t produce another surviving foal until the champion’s full sister Samantha Nicole in 2011. Her 2007 foal, an Empire Maker colt named Empire Ruler, died as a 2-year-old due to wobbler’s syndrome.

Lotta Kim, who was not included in a 2012 dispersal of the Morrisons’ bloodstock, did produce a Lookin At Lucky colt, now named Dolphus, last year.

The Morrisons campaigned Rachel Alexandra her through the first 10 starts of her career with five stakes wins, including a runaway score in the 2009 Kentucky Oaks.  She was subsequently privately purchased by the late Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables, and went on to defeat males in the Preakness, Haskell, and Woodward to lock up Horse of the Year honors. She retired with wins in 13 of 19 career starts for earnings of $3,506,730.

Samantha Nicole, a $700,000 purchase by Stonestreet out of the Morrison dispersal at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, finished second in her career debut in February at Fair Grounds.

Cleon Silence More than 1 year ago
the drf is all about money not caring about the customer or consumer
Collette Stewart More than 1 year ago
How can you say Rachel and Zenyatta haven't produced much? Their first foals are 2 yr. olds and haven't raced yet.
Justin Mato More than 1 year ago
7 years later drf still won't get off Rachel or Zenyatta's backs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The DRF new website format is horrible, it is a step backwards. They should fire the genius who thought it up. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Cleon Silence More than 1 year ago
if there are any responsible folks in charge of publishing the drf, let them stand now
Lefty More than 1 year ago
I also see Malibu Moon is the Soup Du Jour these days as well.
Greg More than 1 year ago
Rachel 's not producing much neither is Zenyatta, the average stud farm cant pay that much for these mares because of this unknown. Maybe it will prove otherwise as time goes by. Not a good business model!!!
Chucho4picks More than 1 year ago
Westin, if you don't care then maybe you should be reading Cosmos or Vanity Fair, not the Racing Form. This venue is for horse lovers, not whiners
Cleon Silence More than 1 year ago
I might suggest it may be the opposite, maybe you don't have all the answers especially if you don't have all the facts. Money has ruined a lot of what used to be good publications
Westin Niles More than 1 year ago
Who cares.
Tiznow More than 1 year ago
Jenna Callender More than 1 year ago
you cared enough to read and comment
radnor87 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is remotely interested in racing. The foal crops are the future of the sport, the promise of thrills and excitement . Sorry that you are so unhappy with life today.
Mark More than 1 year ago
Your mom.
Hail No More than 1 year ago
Godspeed, lil colt! That white patch resembles your Moms :)
Hail No More than 1 year ago
.....and, especially, your half sisters :) Didn't Lotta Kim have a Lookin at Lucky colt?